last summer, our friends, evan and stacey, had a huge yard sale as a fundraiser to support their adoption from ethiopia. seeing that it was yard sale to benefit someone's adoption, a local adoptive family made it a point to stop by. they got to talking with stacey, and soon the hubs and i were called over from manning our respective stations (i may or may not have been loitering around the bake sale part...) to meet this korean adoptive family. the family happened to be none other than sandra, mike and ben. it was a sweet chance meeting and the beginning of a friendship i am so grateful for. isn't it so neat the way God brings people into your life? love it!
sandra and i met several times before choi boy came home, along with another local and fantastic blog friend, christy. sandra was so supportive during the last leg of our wait to travel and it was so great to spend face time with someone who really "got" it and had been there, done that. we chatted excitedly about getting our boys together to play once choi boy came home. we just *knew* they were going to be great friends.
well, when the boys first met each other at the airport on cb's arrival day, they couldn't have been less interested in each other:
the mommas, on the other hand, were very excited to see each other. ;) in the boys' defense, one was totally jet lagged and the other was missing his nap time.
the next time they met, they were slightly more interested in each other, but not by much.
the third time, of course, was a charm! :) i don't have any pictures from that time, but ben kept trying to hold choi boy's hand and choi boy gave ben some spontaneous hugs. so sweet! the fourth time was even better. the boys followed each other around a local kids gym and kept running up to each other to show off newly found treasures. so cute!
last week, sandra and i took the boys to a local farm and it was just an explosion of cuteness from these two.
rather than ignoring each other, ben and choi boy were serious partners in crime at the farm. choi boy even excitedly called out, "beh! beh! beh!" (referring to ben, not to be confused with "beh" that also refers to big bird, fish, and bird.)
check them (and the conversations they were surely having) out...
cb: "hey, ben! come check this out!"
b: "what is it? wait, is that...? are those...?"
cb and b: "sheep BUTTS!!! heh heh heh."
cb: "let's climb in for a closer look!"
momma in the background: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
thankfully, they moved on from the sheep butts and played a game of tag.
contrary to what this picture might depict, it was the slowest, wobbliest (and cutest) game of tag ever. ;)
really, this is more accurate picture:
then they moved on to some serious business...
b: "hey, yo, cb! wait up, dude!"
cb: "hey, ben, what's up?"
b: "uh, this is kinda awkward...but i gotta talk to you about it. i hear you're a little...girl crazy."
cb: "say what? naw, man, i'm just tryin' to enjoy my snack!"
b: "c'mon, dude. 'fess up. your momma says you're a flirt."
cb: "okay, so i like the ladies! big deal!"
b: "it IS a big deal! girls are evil! they play crazy mind games with you! you don't need 'em! remember? PALS before gals?"
cb: "i dunno...they're all just so...pretty."
b: "alright, dude, i'll make you a deal. you lay off the girls and spend more time with your boys and i'll get you some strawberries. i hear you dig 'em. lots. i can hook you up. i know a guy who grows 'em *this* big."
cb: "you serious??? alright, dude, you got it. i'll stop flirting with all the girls."
b: "k, dude. i'm gonna check up on you later. peace out."
cb: "thanks, man. you're the best. laters."
sadly, ben's pep talk didn't really work because choi boy was flirting with all the ladies in the check out line at c0stco this weekend. he just can't help himself. at least he's got a best bud like ben to keep him in check. ;) can't wait to see what these two will be up to next!
*disclaimer: i really do love little girls. adore them, actually. this is purely just these boys' opinions. ;)
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